Flashcards in Still Life Deck (17):
Who was the choreographer? Still life
Who is it performed by? Still life
Birmingham royal ballet and the Royal ballet
When was the first performance? Still life
What is the dance style? Still life
Modern ballet with a mix of social and cultural styles to suggest geographical locations.
These include: English Morris, Latin American carnival, and African.
There are also references to contemporary and post-modern dance.
What is the theme? Still life
What was the starting point? Still life
The music and album cover.
The doomsday book of animal by David Day
What is the structure? Still life
How many dances are there? Still life
Nine soloists plus corps de ballet
Who composed the music? Still life
Composed by simon Jeffes for the penguin café orchestra. Re-orchestrated for the royal opera house/Birmingham royal ballet orchestra.
What is the accompaniment like? Still life
Orchestral, combining classical, rock and country influences
Who designed the costume? Still life
What is the costume like? Still life
Combines animal and human characteristics in a dream-like way. Masks and headdresses have animal features like horns and antennae. Costumes and accessories have cultural and social references
Who designed the lighting? Still life
John B Read
What is the lighting like? Still life
Lighting indicates beginnings and ends of acts.
Follow-spots highlights the dancers.
Colour is used to enhance the mood.
Bright in the first half and dramatic towards the end
Who designed the set? Still life
What is the set like? Still life
Set in a café with chairs and tables. After the opening scene the rest of the dances take place on bare stage. Props include waiter's trays .
Ever-changing colourful backdrops give a sense of environment, climate and scale